Over a Century of Combined Experience

As a company, our shared values extend beyond our team and inform all of our work.

Our Values






Our Services

Financial and Operational Consulting

Business Planning Services

Corporate and Personal Tax Planning and Reporting

Accounting / Bookkeeping

Meet Schmidt & Schmidt

Our firm has seasoned professionals who understand a broad range of industries and are committed to learning the intricacies of your organization.

Pat has experience with start-up and growth companies covering a variety of industries in addition to estate, individual and business tax planning and consulting. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1979 with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. A CPA, he is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Pat and his wife Dolly live in Minnetonka.

Pat’s hobbies are sailing, skiing, golfing, snowmobiling and spending time at their cabin.

Pat Schmidt



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Dean has been in public accounting since 1984. “There has always been a strong need by small privately held businesses to achieve financial stability. I try to address those needs, analyze goals, and make understandable recommendations to support client management.” He graduated from the University of St. Thomas in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Dean and his wife Becky live in Plymouth and have 2 children. Dean’s hobbies include fishing, hunting and snowmobiling.

Dean Ribich



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Stan has experience providing tax and business consulting to privately held companies, with an emphasis of medical services clients.  He has a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University, and is a CPA.  He is a member of the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Stan, his wife Sara and their two girls live in Shakopee.  Stan enjoys spending time with his family, golfing and sporting events.

Stan Vander Lugt



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Beth has been with the company since 2004. She processes all personal and corporate tax returns, electronically files corporate returns, maintains our Data Management System and processes all 1099’s.

Beth and her husband, Randy, live in Eden Prairie and have four children. Beth enjoys spending time with family and friends, boating, golf and watching her kid’s sports.

Beth Pezon

Office Management


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Tara has been working with the company since 2018. She greets our clients at the front door with a warm smile. She assists in administration of many aspects in the daily operation of the company.

Tara and her husband, Derek, live in Bloomington and have three boys. You can find Tare on the golf course in her free time and enjoys spending time watching her boys’ sports.

Tara Camuel

Administrative Assistant


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Brandon is an entrepreneur at heart and enjoys helping small business owners with their accounting and tax planning so that they can focus on what they do best. Right out of college, he founded a chain of retail stores, so he understands the daily grind of starting a new business on a shoestring. After growing his business to five locations, Brandon left retail and decided he wanted to help like-minded entrepreneurs better understand their business from a financial perspective. So, he earned his CPA license and have been working in public accounting ever since, joining the team at Schmidt & Schmidt in 2019. In his free time, Brandon loves spending time outside with his wife, Sarah, and their two boys. You can usually find them playing football or baseball if they aren’t on a lake fishing.

Brandon Sakara



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